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Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre Updates in time for SC16

lustreIntel has announced the availability of Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software V3.0.1.3. This maintenance release has the latest CVE updates from RHEL 7.2.

Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software unleashes the performance and scalability of the Lustre parallel file system for HPC workloads, including technical ‘big data’ applications common within today’s enterprises. It allows end-users that need the benefits of large–scale, high bandwidth storage to tap the power and scalability of Lustre, with the simplified installation, configuration, and management features provided by Intel Manager for Lustre software, a management solution purpose-built by the Lustre experts at Intel for the Lustre file system. Further, Intel EE for Lustre software is backed by Intel, the recognized technical support providers for Lustre, including 24/7 service level agreement (SLA) coverage.

What’s New in EE v3.0

  • Lustre 2.7: The latest stability fixes and performance enhancement from extensive production deployments and comprehensive test frameworks. Provides customers with the latest Intel EE for Lustre* software core.
  • Online File Consistency (LFSCK): Online Lustre File System Consistency Checks (LFSCK) allow checks and repairs to be performed without downtime. In this release, LFSCK will verify and repair the Object Index (OI) table, directory FID-in-Dirent and LinkEA, MDT-OST file layout inconsistencies, and inconsistencies between multiple MDTs. 
  • Single Client Metadata Concurrency: An update to metadata communications interface between client and server, which allows multiple metadata RPCs to be in flight in parallel, per-client for both read and write transactions.
  • Intel Manager for Lustre*: Updates include support for latest RHEL* releases, UI refresh with new workflows, and improvements to responsiveness, performance, layout, and navigation.
  • Enterprise Edition Server and Client support for RHEL 7.2, 6.7 and SLES* 11 SP4 and client only support for SLES 12 and Ubuntu* 14.04. Provides the latest updates and security patches to customers.
  • Intel® Omni-Path Architecture Support: Intel® OPA is supported by Intel® EE for Lustre* software, as are all major HPC fabrics, including InfiniBand*. Intel OPA fabric support is available for systems running RHEL 7.2.
  • Secure Clients: SELinux* support to enforce access control policies, including Multi-Level Security (MLS) on Lustre clients.
  • Secure Authentication & Encryption: Kerberos* functionality can be applied to Intel EE for Lustre* software to establish trust between Lustre servers and clients and to support encrypted network communications.
  • OpenZFS Updates: Several performance and stability improvements after updating to the latest stable version (0.6.5). Improved I/O throughput for large files now that the dataset record size can be set up to 1MB.
  • Snapshots: A mechanism that is now capable of leveraging OpenZFS to take a coordinated snapshot of an entire file system (provided that all of the metadata and storage targets are formatted using OpenZFS). With this version, the snapshot is taken across the whole file system, which can be mounted on a Lustre client as a separate name space.
  • Dynamic Network Configuration: Powerful extension to the Lustre network (LNet) to simplify system administration tasks. Provides tuning and optimization of LNet while Lustre is still running on the target node. Add/remove and update LNet routers without effecting Lustre network traffic.
  • Hadoop* Adapter for Lustre and HPC Adapter for MapReduce. Compatible with Apache* 2.5 and Cloudera* 5.2. The adapter provides integration between Big Data and HPC infrastructure and allows for a complete HPC job pipeline so that results can be immediately analyzed in place.

SC16At SC16, Intel will host the following Lustre events:

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